US Passport Renewal Process
An international travel document used to verify the identity and nationality of the bearer is a passport. The Department of State in the US is the only authority which deals with issue and verification of a passport. To enter and leave most of the foreign countries a valid US passport is required. Its validity is for 10 years if its issued when you are 16 and above years of age. If you are 15 or below years of age then passport issued is valid for 5 years.
When and how to renew?
If already you have a undamaged US passport which was issued within past 15 years when you were 16 years and above of age with the same name or want to legalize your new name that’s when you need to go for US passport renewal. This can be done by mail.
US passport renewal can be done at the closest consulate or embassy in case the US citizen is residing abroad. You need to mail a renewal application viz., DS-82 to the address on the form if you are in Canada with a pay check in US currency.
You need to apply in person …